Public Interest & Social Justice Program

US Supreme Court

Webinars on Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health, West Virginia v. EPA, and Kennedy v. Bremerton School District

Friday, July 1, 2022
UNH Franklin Pierce School of Law professors offered webinars discussing recent Supreme Court of the United States decisions. The presentations were followed by a moderated Question and Answer session.  Read More
US Supreme Court

The Legal Impact: Explaining Dobbs

Thursday, June 30, 2022
Listen to the audio from our event "Explaining Dobbs: Legal and Health Care Impacts of the Supreme Court’s Abortion Ruling" featuring Professors John Greabe and Lucy Hodder, moderated by Associate Dean Rebecca Purdom, discussing the SCOTUS decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. Read More
John Greabe

The Legal Impact: Freedom of Speech for Teachers

Friday, June 10, 2022
Professor John Greabe discusses New Hampshire's "Freedom from Discrimination in Public Workplaces and Education” law, the lawsuits fighting it, and freedom of speech for teachers. Read More
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The Legal Impact: Qualified Immunity

Friday, March 18, 2022
Professor John Greabe discusses the concept of qualified immunity, the case history surrounding it, and ideas for reform. Read More
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Professor John Greabe Supports Repeal of “Divisive-Concepts” Law in Editorial

Friday, February 4, 2022
In an editorial published by the New Hampshire Bulletin on January 20 and the New Hampshire Union Leader on January 25, UNH Franklin Pierce School of Law Professor John Greabe wrote about the controversial “divisive-concepts” law enacted in 2021 by the N.H. State Legislature. Greabe also recently testified in support of the law’s repeal. Read More
John Greabe

The Legal Impact: History and Latest News on Abortion and the Courts

Friday, November 12, 2021
Professor John Greabe gives the historical context of abortion decisions from the US Supreme Court, then the latest on abortion lawsuits coming out of Texas and upcoming arguments on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. Read More
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State and Federal Attorneys General: Differing Degrees of Independence

Tuesday, November 9, 2021
Thomas A. Barnico, Esq., adjunct professor at Boston College Law School and longtime Massachusetts assistant attorney general, visited on November 4 to address students and an online audience on the differences between state and federal attorneys general. Sponsored by the Warren B. Rudman Center for Justice, Leadership & Public Service, the lecture was part of the Alison Curelop Series in Ethics, Professionalism & Civility. Read More
John Greabe

The Legal Impact: New Abortion Law in Texas

Thursday, September 2, 2021
Professor John Greabe breaks down the new Texas abortion law and the effect of the US Supreme Court declining to put it on hold. Read More
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The Legal Impact: Summer SCOTUS Wrap-Up, Part 3

Thursday, August 5, 2021
Part three of three from our Summer United States Supreme Court Wrap-Up live stream that took place on July 20th, presented by this podcast and The Warren B. Rudman Center for Justice Leadership & Public Service. This episode is with Professor John Greabe discussing the religious freedom cases of Tandon v Newsom and Fulton v City of Philadelphia. Read More
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Warrantless Home Gun Confiscation

Thursday, May 20, 2021
Professor Buzz Scherr discusses how the US Supreme Court ruled that a warrantless home gun confiscation was unconstitutional, diving into the fourth amendment and red flag law implications. Read More